Search for sailor missing at sea

A search is underway for a missing sailor who was last seen setting sail for Swanage on Saturday. His boat was found unmanned off the coast of France yesterday morning.

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Search continues for missing Weymouth sailor

Geoff Cole set sail from Weymouth at the weekend Credit: Family photograph

The search for a sailor from Weymouth continues after his yacht was found off the French coast.

Geoff Cole is thought to have set sail from the town on the weekend for Swanage, but never arrived. His yacht was discovered on Monday morning between Fécamp and Dieppe with no-one aboard.

Missing sailor Geoff Cole from Weymouth Credit: Family photograph

Inspector Bob Jacobs, of Dorset Police, said: “We are growing increasingly concerned for Geoffrey and are anxious to establish his whereabouts.

“His family are desperate for him to return to them safe and well.

“I am appealing for anyone with any information to Geoffrey’s whereabouts to get in touch at the earliest opportunity.”

Search underway for sailor missing at sea

An unmanned yacht was found off the coast of Northern France yesterday Credit: ITV News Meridian

A search is underway for a missing sailor who was last seen setting sail for Swanage on Saturday. The 62-year-old left Weymouth at 7am, but his boat, Palamina was found washed up at Grenay in Northern France yesterday morning.

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